POSTPONED until 12/3/2020 – Education Luncheon with Tom Ahern: Loverize Your Donors

Loverize Your Donors

Are you “Loverizing” your donors and prospects?

“Tom Ahern … is one of the country’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages.” – The New York Times, Nov. 2016

“Loverizing”: The Lucrative Difference a Few Well-Chosen Words Will Make in Your Donor Communications

You’ve heard the news: donor-centricity — an approach psychologist Jen Shang has dubbed “loverizing” — is a street paved with gold. It raises lots more money and retains donors longer.

But you’re in the trenches. You need practical advice. What — exactly — makes a direct mail appeal irresistibly “donor-centered”? How do you “loverize” your website or newsletter?

Learn the nuts and bolts in this heavily illustrated workshop from copywriting master, Tom Ahern. Angel Aloma, ED of Food for the Poor, a billion dollar charity, recently wrote Tom to say: “I want to reiterate that much of what we are doing now in regards to donor centricity was inspired by your wonderful presentation…. I am convinced that the reason why we have grown in the last years of tough economic conditions in the country is because of that wonderful switch that you inspired in our communications.


Our Presenter:

Tom Ahern, Strategist, Author, Trainer, Speaker

TOM AHERN has successfully guided local and international nonprofits with donor communications and fundraising planning for more than 30 years. With a focus on great communications, thoughtful planning, and strong donor relationships, Tom has redefined modern, effective donor-centric communications. His extraordinary results have earned him repeated major international awards. He is the author of four well-received books on donor communication and speaks around the world on ways nonprofits can grow philanthropy through research-based communications.


Our Sponsor:





Bernstein Private Wealth Management is a firm that thinks globally but acts locally and believes they are responsible to give back to the local communities where they live.  As of 12/31/19, Bernstein manages $623 billion.

Scott C. Nevins is a Senior Investment Advisor with Bernstein Private Wealth Management. Based in the firm’s New York office (lives in CT), he provides asset allocation and wealth planning advice to individuals, families, endowments and foundations, and entrepreneurs. With a focus on ensuring his clients feel secure in accomplishing their financial objectives, Scott is involved with all financial aspects of his clients – including retirement planning, multi multi-generational wealth transfer planning, and the sale of a business. Drawn to the firm’s culture of honesty, ethics, and always putting the client first, Scott joined Bernstein in 2006.

Contact Information:
Scott C. Nevins, Principal
Bernstein Private Wealth Management


Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
11:30 AM Registration and Networking
12:00 PM Buffet Lunch and Program
Location: Norwalk Inn, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851


Luncheon Fee

*GUEST of AFP Member – $40

A BENEFIT for all AFP-Fairfield County Chapter Members! We encourage you to invite a prospective member to an AFP educational program at a special rate of $40.
*Reservations can be made online by the guest, but the Member must attend the event. Walk-in guests will not qualify for a special rate. Guests may only receive a special guest rate one time.